Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Update 1 Release Notes

Overview of the ssopatch Utility

The ssopatch utility is a Java command-line utility that is available on Solaris and Linux systems as ssopatch and on Windows as ssopatch.bat.

Note - The syntax for ssopatch in OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Update 1 has changed considerably since the OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 release. For the new syntax, see Running the updateschema Script.

The ssopatch patch utility performs these functions:

After you download and unzip the OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Update 1 ZIP file (, the patch utilities and related files are available in the file, in the zip-root/opensso/tools directory, where zip-root is where you unzipped

The ssopatch utility uses a manifest file to determine the contents of a specific OpenSSO Enterprise WAR file. A manifest file is an ASCII text file that contains:

The manifest file is usually named OpenSSO.manifest and is stored in the in the META-INF directory of the OpenSSO Enterprise WAR file.

The ssopatch utility sends its results to the standard output (stdout). If you prefer, you can capture the ssopatch output by redirecting the output to a file. If ssopatch finishes successfully, it returns a zero (0) exit code. If errors occur, ssopatch returns a non-zero exit code.